Weekend Reading 3-20-2015

What Books I’m Reading

Culture Making by Andy Crouch

Show Them Jesus by Jack Klumpenhower

What Blog Posts I’m Reading now

Pastors keep a close watch on your life and illustrations by Jared Wilson – Love Jared’s candor and his desire for preaching to be both practical and trans-formative. If you preach to any age group check out this post.

Teaching kids about Prayer and Fasting by Dale Hudson – Great post on the practical ways you can help kids connect with God and be apart of a church wide time of prayer and fasting.

Mom’s Need Theology Too by Christina Fox – While books with practical tips are useful for some things, the hope they provide can be short-lived. In truth, it is in theology, in our study of who God is and what he has done, that gives us the real hope, real wisdom, and real peace that we need in our lives — the kind that lasts. It’s theology — knowing God — that anchors us in the chaos of motherhood.

God Doesn’t Need Your Help by Jared Wilson –  Love this quote – “I fear that thousands of younger persons enter Christian service from no higher motive than to help deliver God from the embarrassing situation His love has gotten Him into and His limited abilities seem unable to get Him out of.” Boom.

Freely: High Quality Free Christian Photos by Church Mag –  A new Source for free high quality photos need I say more.

Pablo: Create engaging social media images in 30 seconds or less by Church Mag – love this.

Weekend Reading 2-13-2015

What books I am reading right now

Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull

Out Of The Silent Planet By C.S. Lewis

What blogs I am reading right now

No Grey Area – Kevin DeYoung Talks about he proper Christian response to the movie and book series 50 shades of grey. 

How to build a thriving Children’s Ministry in small town USA. I love Dale Hudson’s passion for the local church. This post is both practical and encouraging. Our founding pastor attends Dales church. They do an amazing job I am grateful for Dale’s voice and the influence of Christ Fellowship on the church in America.

The Enemy of creativity… – Seth Godin can do more in blog post that is more like a pregnant tweet than many people can do in an entire book. (Also I think he is the only person still blogging on the typepad platform.) Great very short post on creativity.

President Obama and the problem of religious Conviction – Great post by Trevin Wax on the problem religious conviction. Trevin explains that our certainty in the truth can and will be offensive to our present day culture. Loved his statement – “you don’t deal with violent expressions of faith by pretending that confidence is the problem and content doesn’t matter.”

37 Android Apps, Free Streaming Sticks, Build your Nas, and More Deals – In the next few weeks I am switching over to an android phone – check out these free Android apps I will be.

This Crazy Simpsons Theory Actually Makes A Lot Of Sense – Thought this was interesting for the cartoon loving conspiracy theorists out there.

 

Weekend Reading 2-6-2015

What books I am reading right now

Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull

Out Of The Silent Planet By C.S. Lewis

What blogs I am reading right now

Islamic State selling, crucifying, burying children alive in Iraq – Completely heartbreaking. We must not avert our eyes from the suffering being inflicted on these innocents.

Hey Kids, the Frame of Your Soul Isn’t Meant for Fame – Beautifully written and profoundly true. Ann Voskamp dissects the crave for fame that is killing our kids.

Putting Sex in Perspective – Respect Kevin DeYoung’s perspective really looking forward to his new book on Homosexuality.

A Teenager’s View on Social Media – Interesting read I found from my friend Kenny Conley’s Blog.

What I Need to Read? 1-30-2015

I thought I would try and give you some weekend reading on a regular basis. I’ll let you know what books I am reading what blog posts have caught my attention during the week.

What books I am reading right now.

Tale Of Three Kings By Gene Edwards

Out Of The Silent Planet By C.S. Lewis

Blogs I am reading right now.

 A Word to Famous Pastors – Great post about the dangers and blessing of Christian fame. Todd Pruitt at Mortification of Spin

24 Free Ebooks from John Piper – If you love books there is nothing better than free books. Check out these books from John Piper.

The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People [Infographic] – I am a sucker for a good info graphic. This one was fascinating check it out. My routine is most like Mozart… interesting.

How Evangelicals are changing their minds on gay marriage – Please pray for your pastors and leaders. That they would lead with Biblical integrity, conviction and love. It pains me that so many are tossing aside hundreds of years of orthodoxy faith for temporal relevance. God help us to navigate such complex issues with truth and love.

My Favorite blogs posts by others in 2013

I read a lot of blog posts in the course of a year when one stands out to me I ship it over to Pocket. Of all the posts I sent to pocket this year here are the 10 that stood out to me most. Hope you enjoy them as I have.

  1. Asking Good Questions by Jonathan Cliff
  2. Effective Easter Follow Up by Dale Hudson
  3. Celebrate Advent with your littles using the Jesus Storybook Bible
  4. 8 Habits Of A Highly Effective Campus Pastor
  5. Worst One Ever by Seth Godin
  6. Diabolical Ventriloquism: A 1-Sentence Summary of Each of Screwtape’s Letters
  7. How To Lead When You Aren’t In Charge
  8. Swagger by Seth Godin
  9. 7 Lessons From My Year Long Spending Fast
  10. How To Remember People’s Names